The foster mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell is set to face court later this month after being charged by New South Wales (NSW) police with fresh offences, as reported by The Australian.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged with two counts of stalking and intimidation on Friday, April 8.
Tyrrell’s foster mother and foster father were also charged in November 2021 over the alleged assault of a child (not William Tyrrell). The couple have plead not guilty to this charge.
The woman will appear before the court regarding her latest charges on April 29.
All current charges are unrelated to William Tyrrell’s disappearance, both Tyrrell’s foster mother and father have denied any wrongdoing in regard to the three year old’s disappearance and no charges have been laid against them in regards to the disappearance.
William Tyrrell vanished from his foster grandmother’s house in New South Wales on September 12, 2014. He had been playing in the front yard of the property in Kendall, and was wearing a Spider-Man suit at the time of his disappearance. Despite extensive investigations and an exhaustive search by hundreds of volunteers and emergency service workers, the then three-year-old has not been found.
New South Wales Police announced they were “looking for the remains” of William Tyrrell as part of a fresh round of searches following new evidence in the investigation on November 15, 2021.
Several items of potential evidence were collected during the search including several pieces of fabric and most recently a bone fragment which is currently undergoing forensic testing. Police are also currently sifting through over 15 tonnes of soil from the search site for any potential clues.
On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, NSW Police announced in a statement that the search operations would draw to a close.
“The NSW Police Force advise current inquiries and search operations being undertaken in the Kendall area are expected to be completed in coming days,” the statement read.
“The forensic search, which is being conducted under a Coronial Order as part of ongoing investigations into the disappearance of William Tyrrell, has been ongoing since Monday 15 November 2021.
“Once the search operation is complete, a team will facilitate a repatriation of the site.”